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Two misshapen opaque white bowls stacked on top of each other

RAW DESIGN

June 2–October 28, 2018

Guest Curator:
Glenn Adamson

The biggest story in 21st-century design has undoubtedly been the rise of the digital. Armed with new tools, we are connecting to each other in unprecedented ways. This powerful reshaping of human experience has brought many positive changes, but also a sense of unease. Digital experiences are not necessarily scaled to the human body. They often bring with them a dizzying sense of being unmoored from physicality, lost in a maze of constant mediation.

Raw Design marks an interesting moment in the history of technique. Rather than turning to long-established, complex repertoires like those of wood joinery and glass blowing, designers seem to prefer inventing new techniques, or else act as if their medium were being discovered for the first time.

Karin Forslund, Glass Bowls, 2016, Glass. Photo courtesy of Russel Johnson

Beth Lipman

Brad Evan Taylor

Brooke Breckner

Dana Barnes

FormaFantasma

Gaetano Pesce

GT2P

Iris Eichenberg

Jes Fan

Jonathan Swanz

Julia Kunin

Julia Lohmann

Karin Forslund

Lex Pott

Marlène Huissoud

Max Lamb

Mieke Meijer

Misha Kahn

Myra Mimlitsch-Gray

Omer Arbel

Scott Bodenner

Thaddeus Wolfe

View the press release for Raw Design here.

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